Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe -
Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
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Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

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"This dressing is good on any salad, especially salads containing chicken or shrimp. It's also a good marinade for pork tenderloin!"

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Original recipe makes 1 3/4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper into a blender. Pulse to combine, then add the olive oil in a steady stream with the motor running.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 14, 2009

This is awesome - we used this on our salad (baby mixed greens and arugula) the past two nights (with pear slices the first night and avocado the second), and my husband is still raving about it! Having read the reviews first, I used equal parts of balsamic and maple syrup, and a little bit less olive oil(proportionately), but kept the mustard (dijon, because that's what we like best), pepper, and a pinch of the salt. I used my mini-food processer to blend everything together, and it has stayed emulsified (yet not thickened, like mayo); don't know if the processer is what did the trick, but the dressing sticks to the greens, rather than sinking to the bottom of the bowl. Thanks for a great recipe! This will be wonderful with winter salads (sugared nuts, goat cheese) ... yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2009

Sorry - way to sweet for our taste. I ate it, but DH didn't like.

Nov 02, 2009

This Maple Vinaigrette is exactly what I was looking for. A couple of suggestions I would make is to cut the vinaigrette amount down. Plan on at least 1/2 a cup then begin adding to taste. And, DO use REAL Maple Syrup. And I prefer a thick honey mustard (the ones in a jar) over a thinner mustard but that is just my preference. We added Pears, Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and fresh mixed greens. This dressing is the star of a great fall winter salad! This would be good with Apples, goat cheese, pine nuts etc... Great with any fall fruits.

Aug 07, 2009

I have such a hard time finding vinaigrette that I like, and this was awesome!! I followed the recipe completely and everyone loved it.I did find out though that the quality of the balsamic can make the difference between being good and being great!! Thank you so much for your recipe

Feb 29, 2008

This was great! I think it tastes like an expensive restaurant's dressing. It would be great with a goat cheese, walnut, cranberries and mixed green salad. I didn't take out the blender, I just whisked it to combine. I also added a tablespoon or so of mayo to give it gloss.

Apr 16, 2008

I was looking for a balsamic dressing for a salad with cranberries, feta cheese, almonds and red onion. This dressing is perfect. Great taste.

Feb 22, 2011

Very good - I cut the recipe in half and used REAL maple syrup. Be sure to use a good quality balsamic to ensure good results.

Nov 11, 2009

This has become my salad dressing of choice, though I must say it is perfect for my spinach salad, which we eat more than once a week. When using it on the spinach salad I had a couple pinches (or more) of bacon pieces (bottled kind) and then heat he dressing in the microwave for a few seconds. The only change I make to the original dressing is to add a tad less maple syrup. As a few other readers have said 'using a good balsamic' makes quite a difference. This is without a doubt the best all around salad dressing recipe I have.


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  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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